With several key recruits coming in over the weekend for the Orange and White Game, the Vols didn’t waste any time in adding some help to the 2018 recruiting class.
The Vols landed running back Jashaun Corbin, who is ranked as a four-star by a couple services, on Friday evening when the Florida speedster announced his commitment via Twitter.
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Corbin (6-0, 195) is the fifth commitment in the 2018 class and the first one from outside the state. He chose Tennessee over a loaded offer list that includes Florida State, Michigan, Florida, Notre Dame and many others.
And he’s a big one for a staff that is looking to regain some momentum on the recruiting trail and also continues to rebuild the running back position after the departures of Alvin Kamara and Jalen Hurd in the past year.
Rising junior John Kelly is expected to be the lead back in 2017, but he’ll only have one year of eligibility remaining after this season, and there isn’t a ton of proven talent behind him. Corbin, in addition to any other backs Tennessee signs in this class, should have a great opportunity to compete for playing time as soon as they get on campus.
Corbin, a native of Melbourne, Fla., is also a big get for the Vols as they continue to assert themselves in the state of Florida. Tennessee has multiple Sunshine State ties on the staff now, most notably offensive coordinator Larry Scott, a Florida native who played and coached in the state, and receivers coach Kevin Beard, who played at the University of Miami and had coaching stops at Miami and Florida International.
Corbin plays quarterback, receiver, free safety and running back in high school, but projects as a running back in college.